Posts tagged as: Batteries

VW Reworking Battery Supply With Samsung Plans In Question

Volkswagen Group is rethinking it battery-purchasing plan worth $56 billion due to concerns  over it supply deal with Samsung may hit major road bumps per a report by the Automotive News Europe. VW has already announced a project to build a domestic battery-cell factory in Germany with Swedish startup Northvolt. VW’s electric vehicle plans will […]

Sony Hoping to Boost Battery Capacity By 40%

Sony is looking at sulfur to help improve the performance of rechargeable batteries. Sony says using sulfur as an electrode material can increase the energy density from today’s limit of 700Wh/L to 1,000Wh/L. This boost would give a lithium-sulfur battery 40% more capacity when compared to a lithium-ion battery of the same volume. Sony would […]

Samsung Researchers Hit Battery Breakthrough

A research team working at Samsung has discovered a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that could double the available battery life in devices such as smartphones. The method involves covering silicon nanoparticles with graphene, which prevents the formation of silicon carbide. “When paired with a commercial lithium cobalt oxide cathode, the silicon carbide-free graphene […]

Tesla to Introduce New Home Storage Batteries

Tesla is known for making electric cars. But the company has been quietly moving into another business line: providing batteries for energy storage systems. In an email sent Tuesday, the Palo Alto company told investors and analysts that it planned to unveil a pair of energy storage batteries on April 30 — one for home […]

NewerTech Release Batteries for Older Unibody MacBooks

Add-on outfit NewerTech has added some additional NuPower batteries for some of Apple’s older unibody MacBook models. These include 13-inch basic MacBooks from 2009 and 2010, and the 2011 edition of the 17-inch MacBook Pro. NuPower batteries are claimed to last up to 50 percent longer than Apple’s pre-installed hardware. A battery for the 13-inch […]

Mimoco Intros New Star Wars Themed Chargers

Recently at CE Week 2014, Mimoco, announced the Star Wars x MimoPowerBot line of backup batteries for smartphones, tablets, and other 5V USB-powered devices. MimoPowerBot is Mimoco’s newest tech’cessory, originally hatched on Kickstarter where fans were invited to preorder the product concept expanding upon Mimoco’s character-based spin on designer electronic accessories. Renowned for the MIMOBOT […]

NewerTech Debuts Five Batteries for Late-Model MacBook Pro, Air

Today, NewerTech announced the release of five new replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro 17-inch Unibody Early and Late 2009; MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody Mid-2009 and Mid-2010; MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody Early-2011 to Mid-2012; MacBook Pro 13-inch 2009 to current; and MacBook Air 2008 and 2009 models. NuPower batteries are engineered to perfectly match the […]

Recall of Nikon battery EN-EL15 – Models Affected: 1 V1, D700, D800, D800E

A small batch of Nikon batteries for the 1 V1, D7000, D800, and D800E cameras are at risk of overheating and becoming distorted during the charging process, Nikon has announced. The company has announced a battery replacement program for the affected run of the EN-EL15 battery. Nikon EN-EL15 batteries with an E or F as […]

Sanyo Intros 2,500mAh AA-size Rechargeable Batteries

Sanyo has introduced its latest AA-size batteries that fit into the company’s Eneloop lineup. The Nickel-Metal Hydride cells, labeled ‘XX’, are said to be the company’s highest capacity Eneloops, with 2500 mAh of power. Like the rest of the series, the XX offerings ship charged and promise up to 75-percent remaining power after a year […]

Review: Amigo Case by Keystone for iPhone4

Keystone ECO AmigoCase is a rechargeable battery pack with built-in clip that comes with a separate protective cover for iPhone 4. It is designed to provide additonal protection to your iPhone 4 and extend its battery life. When your iPhone is in the AmigoCase, the screen of your iPhone is completely protected, It faces inward […]

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